Adult Mosquito Fogging - NOTICE & FAQs
Posted: June 21, 2016
The RM of East St. Paul will begin adult mosquito control (mosquito fogging) within targeted areas of the municipality due to the high number of nuisance mosquitoes.
The pesticide product to be used is Malathion 95 ULV dispersed by an ultra low volume cold aerosol fogger.
Presuming weather conditions are conducive, the ground based fogging will occur during the late evening and early morning starting no earlier than THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016 at 9:30 PM.
If spraying is cancelled due to weather conditions, it will be carried out as soon as weather permits spraying to be continued.
Spraying is roadside.
The area targeted for spraying includes the entire municipality.
People who wish to minimize their exposure to Malathion 95 ULV can take the following precautions:
- Close all windows and doors;
- Stay away from working trucks while spraying is underway;
- Fans and air conditioners should be turned off or set at exhaust;
- Remove clothes and children's toys from outdoor areas;
- Wash any household items or toys left outside before using them and ensure fruits and vegetables are washed;
For further information about the spraying schedule you can contact the RM of East St. Paul Operations Department at (204) 668-8336 or visit our website at www.eaststpaul.com.
How can I control mosquitoes?
You can control mosquitoes
around your home and neighbourhood by eliminating standing water. Several
hundred mosquitoes can develop in a small amount of water. You can stop
mosquito larval development by emptying, turning over or removing anything that
can hold water for a week or longer.
What is fogging?
Fogging is the application of
an insecticide to an area to reduce adult mosquito populations. It involves
"cold” or ultra-low volume (ULV) foggers. The careful calibration of the
insecticide flow-rate on the ULV foggers, plus droplet size analysis helps to
ensure accurate application rates and optimum droplet size for controlling
What time of the day is fogging conducted?
operations during the dusk-to-dawn period helps to achieve maximum
effectiveness because this is when the adult mosquitoes are most active.
Fogging starts at sunset, when mosquitoes become most active, and ends at dawn,
when activity usually falls off markedly. The hours of operation are usually
9:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. and will be conducted if the weather permits. High winds
and/or rainfall will reduce the effectiveness of a fogging program and
operations will be postponed.
What product does the City and R.M of East St. Paul use for a fogging program?